HAFIZABAD - A dacoit was killed in an alleged shootout with the police while his accomplice was arrested in Mohallah Kashmir Nagar, Hafizabad in broad daylight on Friday.

According to the police, acting on a tip-off that some suspected people have been holed up in a house in Mohallah Kashmir-Nagar on Alipur Road. The police raided the house and asked the suspects to surrender but they instead opened fire on the police personnel. The police retaliated with the firing and a shootout ensued. As a result, a suspect identified as Owais was killed and his accomplice namely Gulfam, a residence of Bajli Mohallah Hafizabad was arrested. According to police sources, the accused had been involved in dacoities, theft and robbery incidents and was wanted by police.

According to the City Police SHO, the accused committed suicide by shooting himself in the forehead to avoid arrest. The police have recovered arms and snatched cellphones from the house.